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by ski522
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB sound card not detected on power up
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: USB sound card not detected on power up

That's odd, it should detect upon power up. Sounds like hardware problem with either the Pi or the sound card. When you power up (without the card being detected) what does the contents of dmesg show? Open a shell and type dmesg <enter>.

Also, what are the specs of your power supply?
by ski522
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote Hard Drive Access
Replies: 9
Views: 7422

Re: Remote Hard Drive Access

maxxiejw wrote:I want to access both files and be able to stream the videos from it.
The Pi doesn't have the horse power to transcode and stream across a network. You would need a much faster system, then you can install Plex Media Server (http://www.plexapp.com/) for streaming remotely.
by ski522
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Problems with USB sound card
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Re: Problems with USB sound card

Might just be easier to go with a card that many have found works great with the Pi. Power draw is minimal with this card. quick calculations would be under a 100mA. http://www.ebay.com/itm/free-shipping-1pcs-new-PCM2704-USB-DAC-to-S-PDIF-Sound-Card-Decoder-Board-/181062976913?pt=US_Home_Audio_Ampli...
by ski522
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: PLEX Client for Raspberry
Replies: 9
Views: 8066

Re: PLEX Client for Raspberry

yobneb wrote:It's planned that transcoding is fully supported.
Really...unless they have access to the GPU (which I guess is still closed source), I can't see how the CPU can transcode real-time???
by ski522
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Max USB stick transfer speed for the pi?
Replies: 13
Views: 50957

Re: Max USB stick transfer speed for the pi?

EdwinJ85 wrote: I may buy a faster SD card than my current 32GB samsung class ten though.
Class ratings on SD cards are write speeds only...most SD cards (regardless of class rating) read at the same speed...Just a FYI as it's common for a lot of people to think class speed is both write and read speeds.
by ski522
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi low volume
Replies: 8
Views: 13744

Re: Raspberry pi low volume

I believe you can adjust sound also by using "alsamixer" at a shell prompt.
by ski522
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: sudo amixer troubles - started recently
Replies: 20
Views: 17484

Re: sudo amixer troubles - started recently

Didn't read through all the threads so can't provide comment in that regard, but noticed that people are using "sudo". You shouldn't need to use sudo with alsa. If you do then you need to make sure that your user name is part of the audio group.
by ski522
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: PlexXBMC
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: PlexXBMC

The Pi supports h.264 formats initially. You can purchase a VC-1 and mpeg2 license to support viewing those file formats too, so it does gain you a bit over the Roku. The only thing I'm not sure of is will PlexXBMC support direct view of those 2 formats without transcoding. Might be something you sh...
by ski522
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Got optical Audio out of the Pi using this:
Replies: 4
Views: 8596

Re: Got optical Audio out of the Pi using this:

It's too bad these things can't be had for cheap...just seems silly to me to buy something that cost more then the Pi itself. Personally I went with a USB DAC that works great ($14 w/ shipping), but I only use my Pi for music since the Pi's version of XBMC has trouble dealing with USB DAC's.
by ski522
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Max USB stick transfer speed for the pi?
Replies: 13
Views: 50957

Re: Max USB stick transfer speed for the pi?

The Pi supports USB 2.0 specification which allows for transfer speeds up to 480Mbit/s or 60Mbyte/s. USB flash drives can reached up 33MBytes/s, but there seems to be some limitations in the NAND itself so it will come down to the type of stick you get. Also while these are bus speeds, I'm not sure ...
by ski522
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Model A now available !
Replies: 28
Views: 5003

Re: Raspberry Pi Model A now available !

Probably need to think about how to handle this in the forum otherwise the predominant second response with all questions will soon be:
"Before I can help, which model Pi are you running?"
by ski522
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: omxplayer fails to play music after update
Replies: 29
Views: 8263

Re: omxplayer fails to play music after update

Could always trying mplayer, should handle music fine, just not good with video since mplayer doesn't have access to the GPU API.
by ski522
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Audio popping; OpenELEC, XBMC, or Pi problem?
Replies: 31
Views: 32325

Re: Audio popping; OpenELEC, XBMC, or Pi problem?

For $14, it's well work getting this card for music, the quality is excellent and many have used it with the Pi including myself. Sure it adds a extra component, but if you're looking for a decent music out of the Pi, this is the route to take for short dollars! http://www.aliexpress.com/store/produ...
by ski522
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SSH hacking and securing
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: SSH hacking and securing

Hi all, I wanted to ask if anyone knows how the script kids get access to ssh servers? Weak passwords or no passwords at all. Once a port scan is done and it's determine that port 22 is open, they will then do what's called a dictionary attack (try random common words for passwords).Many people wil...
by ski522
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is it safe to power a raspberry pi from a 50W adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Is it safe to power a raspberry pi from a 50W adapter

Technically no, the Pi will only pull the power it needs. The only thing I could see being a problem is that a larger supply is often less efficient at lower loads and therefore wastes more electricity than a more appropriately sized unit.
by ski522
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is Raspberry Pi destroying the old economy?
Replies: 30
Views: 4461

Re: Is Raspberry Pi destroying the old economy?

Linux never made him a multi millionaire Never said he was not only that Linux was not the direct source of his wealth. :lol: Semantics at this point though. I understand what you're trying to say, but it's somewhat incorrect...Linux did make him money. Red Hat and VA Linux presented Torvalds with ...
by ski522
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is Raspberry Pi destroying the old economy?
Replies: 30
Views: 4461

Re: Is Raspberry Pi destroying the old economy?

Linus Torvalds has shown the way forward. OK Linux never made him a multi millionaire but he is globaly recognised as shown in his collection of part of the Millennium Technology Prize. Linus Torvalds has a net worth of $150 million....sort of falls into my book as a multi-millionaire...you must ha...
by ski522
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Media center setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: Media center setup

I would had prefered to avoid going through the TV, but due to the poor sounds quality provided by the RPi jack port, I consider this the only solution. Since I do not want to spend additional on a USB hub and a USB soundcard. (The USB might just get overloaded anyway?) Honestly...for $14 you can't...
by ski522
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi closing after 4.30 minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Raspberry pi closing after 4.30 minutes

Start with you power supply first, make sure it's 5v with a minimum of 750mA. After that it's possible the problem is related to any devices you may have plugged into the USB port. Open a shell prompt and post the contents of syslog and syslog.1. Also dmesg log might provide some helpful info as wel...
by ski522
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is possible to build rocket ship to MARS using raspberry Pi?
Replies: 33
Views: 5984

Re: Is possible to build rocket ship to MARS using raspberry

NewAtlantis wrote:Saturn V was powered by 8088 intel processor. Is possible to build rocket ship to mars by using Raspberry Pi?
Yes it's possible.
by ski522
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Hollow Aluminum Spacers
Replies: 17
Views: 3879

Re: Hollow Aluminum Spacers

Are you in the US by any chance, Lowes (and I'm assuming Home Depot) carries all kinds of spacers. I got a bunch at Lowes in the nuts/bolt section. The ones I got were nylons, I seem to recall they had aluminum ones too, but not positive.
by ski522
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Movie Format - Preference?
Replies: 12
Views: 2457

Re: Movie Format - Preference?

Suggest handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/) and pick the Android profile (basically h.264 encoding).
by ski522
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help - Can't Locate External HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

Re: Help - Can't Locate External HDD

How many amps is the power supply to your hub? It's possible the drive isn't getting enough power to cycle up correctly.
by ski522
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Crackly audio through 3.5mm jack
Replies: 95
Views: 42007

Re: Crackly audio through 3.5mm jack

Buy a USB sound card...easiest way right now.
by ski522
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pardon my ignorance but help with a NAS
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Pardon my ignorance but help with a NAS

When you have the drive mounted type

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sudo cat /etc/mtab
Look for the line that shows your mounted drive and copy that exact line in the fstab file

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sudo nano /etc/fstab
. This file is used during booting and will mount the drive automatically.

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